A Trifecta Anniversary Post

One of the things I learned in studying Positive Psychology was that taking time to reminisce about positive experiences helps boost happiness. As a recovering negative thinker, this is not an easy task for me. It is also hard to not feel like I’m bragging (not something a “good girl” does!) if I share these … Continue reading A Trifecta Anniversary Post

Updating My Thinking on Friendship

It always amazes me that when I start thinking on a blog topic, I begin seeing it talked about/written about everywhere. This synchronicity has happened recently on the topic of friendship. Relationships is a big component of retirement transition in general and one I focused heavily on at the beginning of my retirement as I … Continue reading Updating My Thinking on Friendship

Lifestyle Framework Domains Updated

As part of writing my book, Retirement Transition (link here), I created a 7-Domain Framework for a Retirement Lifestyle. These domains were seven areas to think about holistically as one moved into retirement because retirement planning is more than the finances!  For me, as a “structure-girl”, this framework was extremely helpful in thinking through what … Continue reading Lifestyle Framework Domains Updated

Retirement Lifestyle Domain of Personal Growth

This post completes Throwback Thursday across the 7 Domains of Life framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity.  Today is about Personal Growth/Development. Lifestyle Domains Framework - Retirement Transition This last domain has always been the most difficult one for me as it is (in my framework) connected to purpose, legacy, and … Continue reading Retirement Lifestyle Domain of Personal Growth

Self-Discovery Tools Review

I’ve been delving into some new areas as part of learning and contemplation.  This time it was archetypes based on goddess mythology and the feminine equivalent to the Hero’s Journey. I will probably continue down this rabbit hole with more feminine-focused non-fiction literature reads as I am finding it fascinating.  But this new exploration made … Continue reading Self-Discovery Tools Review

Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is thinking through what you want your life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity. With the core of your own values, strengths, motivations, and interests, exploring all these domains helps you craft … Continue reading Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

Exploring Domains for a Retirement Lifestyle Vision

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is spending time to envision what you want your retirement life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework.  These domains are: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth (Generativity), Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, and Finances/Prosperity.  In my Retirement Transition book (link here), I’ve included questions … Continue reading Exploring Domains for a Retirement Lifestyle Vision

Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything

The last phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here) is REFINE. My Retirement Transition Process - based on Innovation Design Thinking For me, the Retirement Transition process has been an ongoing process. Life is a series of transitions, and retirement life is no different!  The Refine Phase is a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – REFINE everything